1/2 c Butter (unsalted),
-at room temperature
1/2 c Sugar, granulated
1 1/2 c Flour, white
1 lg Egg
1 t Vanilla extract
1 1/2 t Baking powder
Beat the butter with the sugar.
Add the egg and vanilla
and beat until you get a uniform mixture.
Mix the flour and baking powder
and gradually blend them into the mixture.
When you're done, you should have a rather sticky dough.
Shape the dough into balls,
about 1 inch in diameter.
Roll them in sugar
and place them on an ungreased cookie sheet,
leaving about an inch of space
between cookies, so that they don't
stick together when they expand.
Bake in preheated oven
at 350 degrees F. for 20 minutes.
Remove from oven, let them cool for a while,
and start eating right away.